Things need a little ‘clearing up’ when it comes to being body positive. I for one am all for promoting body positivity, but I think it’s being slightly misunderstood! If you think being body positive gives you an excuse to be obese, you’ve got it all wrong, honey!
Body Positivity does not mean that you are excusing your issues with obesity, your poor lifestyle, your lack of exercise or any other way of neglecting your body. It is actually quite the opposite…
Okay, according to Bustle, ‘Body positivity is a social movement rooted in the belief that all human beings should have a positive body image, and be accepting of their own bodies as well as the bodies of others.’
?? Yes, well done Bustle! Hit the nail right on the head!
I’m the first one to put my hands in the air and tell you there are certain aspects of my body I’d like to improve (my belly, my thighs, my double chin…?Uhhh, you get the picture), but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate my body for what it is now.
It may sound like a total contradiction, but it’s sort of like being grateful for what you have now but still having goals or dreams you’d like to achieve. Get it?!
Body Positivity means that I can look at your body (yes, yours), and not only accept your body the way it is, but appreciate what you have.
Whatever shape or size you may be!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Hating your body, and hating what you have, will only leave you feeling down, depressed and demotivated, and that’s exactly the point of being ‘body positive’. It’s not about what you look like, but it’s about how you look makes you feel.
Cherish what you have now (regardless of how much weight you want to lose or how toned you want to get) to live a happier, healthier, more productive and motivated life feeling good!
And if anybody tells you otherwise, they’ve got issues, not you!
Glad to be back.